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A ‘small’ fix for renewable energy’s ‘big’ problem

As demand for renewable energy grows, so does opposition to the massive facilities that generate it. “Distributed generation” could alleviate the strain The post A ‘small’ fix for renewable energy’s ‘big’ problem appeared first on Columbia Insight. A ‘small’ fix for renewable energy’s ‘big’ problem was first posted on August 4, 2022 at 7:11 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
ENERGY INDUSTRY
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We’re gonna have to wait a little longer on that big report

A study on Snake River dams commissioned by Washington's Inslee was supposed to have landed by now The post We’re gonna have to wait a little longer on that big report appeared first on Columbia Insight. We’re gonna have to wait a little longer on that big report was first posted on August 3, 2022 at 8:44 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
BINGEN, WA
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Electric tourism plugs in

Green transportation has become part of the Northwest’s tourism pitch. But can it become a game changer? The post Electric tourism plugs in appeared first on Columbia Insight. Electric tourism plugs in was first posted on July 28, 2022 at 9:48 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
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In Idaho, wildlife ‘rehabbers’ volunteer against long odds

After finding an injured crow the author wasn’t sure what to do. Then she connected with a network of volunteer wildlife “rehabbers” The post In Idaho, wildlife ‘rehabbers’ volunteer against long odds appeared first on Columbia Insight. In Idaho, wildlife ‘rehabbers’ volunteer against long odds was first posted on July 26, 2022 at 9:04 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
IDAHO STATE

Oregon poachers sentenced for slaughtering elk. Did they get enough?

Earlier this year the state promised to get tougher on wildlife poachers. In Harney County that promise just got put to the test The post Oregon poachers sentenced for slaughtering elk. Did they get enough? appeared first on Columbia Insight. Oregon poachers sentenced for slaughtering elk. Did they get enough? was first posted on July 21, 2022 at 8:06 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
OREGON STATE

BLM needs you! Federal agencies stumped over definition of ‘old growth’

The U.S. Forest Service and BLM are seeking public input to help determine which trees to protect on federally managed lands The post BLM needs you! Federal agencies stumped over definition of ‘old growth’ appeared first on Columbia Insight. BLM needs you! Federal agencies stumped over definition of ‘old growth’ was first posted on July 18, 2022 at 11:15 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
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WSU/PSU team up to study extreme weather

Researchers from both universities embark on a three-year project to better predict and cope with changing atmospheric patterns. By Joe Raineri, KGW News, July 14, 2022. Over the last couple of years, the Pacific Northwest has seen an increasing number of extreme weather events. From the megafires of 2020, to...
PORTLAND, OR

The amazing ancient lamprey

These intriguing and unsettling fish are more important than you might think. Written by longtime contributor Valerie Brown, this story was originally published in February 2018 and has remained a favorite of Columbia Insight staff and readers. It’s presented here as part of our Classic Insight series. —Editor.
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Can we laugh about climate change?

A comedy troupe wants to change minds about climate change by making jokes about it. But can we laugh about something as dire as climate change?. The creators of a new comedy venture think so. In fact, comedian Esteban Gast believes humor is a way to reach people who haven’t thought much about climate change.
CELEBRITIES

Drones are coming to Oregon state parks. Should they?

Oregon Parks and Recreation is considering input from drone advocates and critics before signing off on a controversial rule change The post Drones are coming to Oregon state parks. Should they? appeared first on Columbia Insight. Drones are coming to Oregon state parks. Should they? was first posted on June 23, 2022 at 8:40 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
OREGON STATE

Government exploiting fire fears to back old growth logging, say conservationists

Coalition sues Forest Service for sticking with Trump-era rollback of old growth protections in Oregon and Washington The post Government exploiting fire fears to back old growth logging, say conservationists appeared first on Columbia Insight. Government exploiting fire fears to back old growth logging, say conservationists was first posted on June 20, 2022 at 11:48 pm.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
OREGON STATE

It’s an honor! Columbia Insight recognized for excellence

The Society of Professional Journalists awards Columbia Insight series on corporate influence in its annual reporting contest The post It’s an honor! Columbia Insight recognized for excellence appeared first on Columbia Insight. It’s an honor! Columbia Insight recognized for excellence was first posted on June 16, 2022 at 8:55 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
ECONOMY

Wolverines win in latest court decision

Thought wolverines were “endangered”? Officially, they aren’t. That status may change The post Wolverines win in latest court decision appeared first on Columbia Insight. Wolverines win in latest court decision was first posted on June 13, 2022 at 3:02 pm.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
ANIMALS

Avian flu is here. Agencies issue orders

As new strain of the bird disease hits Northwest, wildlife agencies and care centers describe “very difficult situation.” The post Avian flu is here. Agencies issue orders appeared first on Columbia Insight. Avian flu is here. Agencies issue orders was first posted on June 6, 2022 at 1:38 pm.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
EUGENE, OR

The night we lost the war on climate change

In 1977, the nation turned its back on a call for environmental responsibility. It’s never looked back The post The night we lost the war on climate change appeared first on Columbia Insight. The night we lost the war on climate change was first posted on June 2, 2022 at 8:40 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
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FAA indicates ban coming on leaded gas for small planes

Small aircraft are the largest sources of leaded airborne emissions. Government agencies may finally be ready to address a growing health hazard The post FAA indicates ban coming on leaded gas for small planes appeared first on Columbia Insight. FAA indicates ban coming on leaded gas for small planes was first posted on May 26, 2022 at 8:19 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org

What the largest project of its kind on Lower Columbia means for salmon, waterfowl

Two years, $32 million and 1.7 million cubic yards of soil later, the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge has reopened to the public The post What the largest project of its kind on Lower Columbia means for salmon, waterfowl appeared first on Columbia Insight. What the largest project of its kind on Lower Columbia means for salmon, waterfowl was first posted on May 19, 2022 at 8:21 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org

Amid spike in thrill kills, wolf poisonings, Oregon strengthens anti-poaching efforts

An aggressive campaign includes the state’s first dedicated prosecutor tasked with bringing poachers to justice. Will it work? The post Amid spike in thrill kills, wolf poisonings, Oregon strengthens anti-poaching efforts appeared first on Columbia Insight. Amid spike in thrill kills, wolf poisonings, Oregon strengthens anti-poaching efforts was first posted on May 12, 2022 at 8:33 am.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
OREGON STATE

Oregon Rep. on drought: ‘We’re trying to figure out how to survive.’

In eastern Oregon, lawmakers call for "real, hard conversations" about water policies and say urbanites need to be educated about issues The post Oregon Rep. on drought: ‘We’re trying to figure out how to survive.’ appeared first on Columbia Insight. Oregon Rep. on drought: ‘We’re trying to figure out how to survive.’ was first posted on May 6, 2022 at 7:38 pm.©2022 "Columbia Insight". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at info@columbiainsight.org
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